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Vietnam vet uses poker to raise money for organ transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A 63-year-old Vietnam vet who needs a double organ transplant came up with an innovative idea to raise money to cover his medical expenses.

David Edwards of Charlotte, N.C., turned to his friends for help, but not for a handout.

A group of volunteers came together for a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament.

It cost $55 to play and the payout started at $1,000.

Edwards needs a kidney and liver transplant; he says the money raised this weekend will go into a fund that is run by the National Transplant Association.

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